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School History Tours to London

Tour Introduction

At Anglia Tours, each and every one of our school trips is designed specifically to enrich a student’s learning experience, whatever their chosen subject. After all, we believe that the best way for a child to learn is by stepping out of the classroom.

Our series of school trips to London cover a cross section of different curriculums, with each offering eye-opening insights into various periods of the capital’s often infamous past.

For schools looking for an enriching trip for their students, our guided History tours to London are crafted to support your learning objectives. Plus, accompanying excursions have been hand-selected by our tour specialists specifically to enhance your teaching plans.

Those looking to delve into Whitechapel’s history need look no further than our Crime, Policing and the Inner City itinerary. Adhering to curriculums based around Pearson Edexcel’s GCSE History Option 10, we have created an exciting introduction to Whitechapel c1870-1900 which offers insight into the period through hands-on activities.

Helping students to visualise the period’s historical events, this trip focuses on the case study of Jack the Ripper and looks in closer detail at the policing of the area – including developments in technique of the Metropolitan Police, the City of London Police and Scotland Yard.

Moving forward in the city’s timeline, another itinerary of interest to history classes is our London & the Second World War tour. Through a closer look at key landmarks, as well as entry to the Museum of London Docklands, this one day tour looks at the terrifying series of events that unfolded in the Capital from 1939 to 1945 – a truly fascinating case study for any student covering WW2 subjects ranging from the Blitz to the V-weapons.

For those more focused on learning more specifically about the Blitz, our Home Front experience allows students to learn about these particular WW2 events in fascinating detail. This option allows teachers to tailor their itinerary specifically to students’ needs – something which can prove to be highly beneficial.

Whether choosing for our team of historical interpreters to visit your school to present a session in period dress, or heading on a guided walking tour of London to see where the first German bomb fell, the outcome is sure to offer an entirely different approach to the basic curriculums.

Whatever your subject, we can arrange tailor-made tours that are suited to your students. Our tours are endorsed by examination boards, and are designed to enhance the teaching and learning process for Pearson Edexcel qualifications.

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View Sample Itinerary

Click the link below to view example itineraries of specific London study tours:

1 Day London and the Second World War – walking tour

1 Day Whitechapel: Crime, Policing and the Inner City – walking tour

Why Anglia Tours?

  • An Anglia tour is an unrivalled educational experience, because we approach everything from our customers to our locations with the utmost diligence and care.
  • Our measured approach to creating immersive experiences for students is the reason why Anglia is the market leader in fully-guided history trips for UK schools.
  • We work closely with you to design a bespoke itinerary that meets the specific needs of your class. We build the tour around the exact requirements of your group, creating an experience that’s exhilarating, thought provoking and guaranteed to leave a profound impact on students.
  • The fact that our expert guides remain with the group throughout the tour means we can offer programmes which enable schools to achieve more in less time. With our guides leading the way, not a second is wasted. It’s the Anglia standard.

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Tour Information


  • UK

Key Locations:

  • London

Transport Options:

  • Coach


  • 1 Day, 2 Day, 3 Day

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